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Baseball Insider: January 10, 2010 - January 16, 2010

Big Mac holds out on the truth

From Thomas Boswell: Mark McGwire didn't lie to Congress. So, now, he can tell the truth: "I used steroids during my playing career, and I apologize." When he came to Capitol Hill in '05, the slugger created his own version of the Fifth Amendment, answering repeatedly, "I don't want to...

By washingtonpost.com Sports Editor  |  January 11, 2010; 7:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
 
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McGwire goes deep [UPDATED: ... but not deep enough]

Mark McGwire could have remained in seclusion, holed up in his seaside California mansion, out of public sight forever, with his family, his millions of dollars and his memories. There was no ambush here -- no magazine bombshell, no hard-hitting book, no long-hidden positive test finally come to light, forcing...

By Dave Sheinin  |  January 11, 2010; 5:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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McGwire admits steroid use

From the Associated Press: Mark McGwire finally came clean Monday, admitting he used steroids when he broke baseball's home run record in 1998. McGwire said in a statement sent to The Associated Press on Monday that he used steroids on and off for nearly a decade. "I wish I had...

By Alexa Steele  |  January 11, 2010; 3:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
 
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Monday grab-bag: Chapman, Dawson, Coghlan

Lots to chew on from the Aroldis Chapman deal with the Reds. At $30 million, he gets basically double what Stephen Strasburg got from the Nationals -- validating some of Scott Boras's claims about Strasburg's true market value. Chapman also gets the fifth-biggest free agent contract so far this winter...

By Dave Sheinin  |  January 11, 2010; 11:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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